NHL Game Night: 2-2-19 Lightning at Rangers

Road weary Lightning grind out two points.


Louis Domingue allowed 2 goals on 33 shots for the win. I think he might've wanted the first goal back, but he made a fistful of key saves throughout the game when called upon to make up for it.

First Period
6:51 TB Gourde (13), (McDonagh, Joseph)

Second Period
4:41 TB Cernak (1), (Callahan, Paquette)
8:33 TB Stamkos (28), (Hedman, Kucherov)
16:17 NYR Zuccarello (9), (Zibanejad, Kreider)

Third Period
6:49 NYR Hayes (11), (Zibanejad, Lundqvist)(PP)

Steven Stamkos and Domingue were the game's first and third stars.

This was a tough game for the Lightning to pull two points out of. They played a very emotional and very physical overtime game against the Islanders last night and they ended up having to play tonight without Brayden Point. So, the Lightning could be excused for the fact they looked flat a lot of the first 20 minutes of the game and like they were holding on for dear life for some of the final 25 minutes of the game. Ultimately, the Lightning once again proved they're capable of winning a different style of hockey game in a different way. That's, perhaps, unsurprising when you have a record as good as the Lightning have this season. But, it's still good for the club to know they can grind a tough one out like this when they need to.

Adam Erne had 1 shot and 4 hits in 10:05. He's four more games from graduating from prospect status and joining Cirelli and Joseph in this year's class of Bolt Prospects Alumni.

Erik Cernak had his first NHL goal and was +2 with 2 shots and 2 blocked shots in 22:26. The genuine outpouring of love he got from his teammates upon finally breaking through and getting his first goal in the league was heartwarming.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.